Students bar protest leader from school
Some 500 students and alumni of Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School gathered there yesterday to prevent a man who led a student protest against the school's admissions policy from entering.Mongkholkit Suksinthara-nont, the head of an anti-corruption network, who led the protest, accompanied parents and 52 students who registered for afternoon and weekend courses in upper secondary education to a meeting with the school director, Suwat Wiwattananon.
However, a group of students and alumni refused to allow the school's entrance gate to be opened, preventing him from getting inside. Singthong Buachoom, an adviser to the education minister, and 10 police officers spent 15 minutes negotiating with him, asking him not to accompany the parents and students.
After Mongkholkit agreed, the group finally allowed the others in. An alumnus said they did not want Mongkholkit to be involved with the school or its students anymore, so that the situation could return to normal and the students in the afternoon and weekend courses would be able to start their studies.